Malvani food or Malvani Cuisine originated from the roots of South Konkan region of Maharashtra and Goa. Malvani cuisine is mostly non-vegetarian but it does consists of various vegetarian delicacies too. Malvan being a coastal area in Konkan, it has its own distinct way of cooking food. Malvani cuisine uses coconut liberally in various forms such as grated, dry grated, fried, coconut paste and coconut milk.
This article is for all those foodies out there who love some spicy, lip smacking Malvani food. listed below are a few amazing restaurants and food joints which serve delicious Malvan food.
This is a small joint near Thane in Pach Pakadi which is famous for its seafood delicacies. Prawn koliwada, pomfret fry, bombil fry, masala prawns are few must try dishes of this food joint. The ambiance is not that great and the seating is a little congested, but hey it doesnt matter when they serve amazing food.
Konkan Swad, Goregaon :
This is one of the oldies when it comes to delicious malwan food. Been into operation since 1980,s this joint is pretty good in its signature dishes such as the Mixed seafood platter, rawas fry, lobster jumbo, chicken wade and mutton wade. the ambiance is average and the services quick but the only thing that matters is cleanliness and some some kickass food which you definitely get here.
Mahesh Lunch Home, Juhu:
Located in the heart of the city, Mahesh Lunch Home is quite famous for its Crab and Wine festival which happens every year in the month of October. Not just one of the best in Malvani food but the best when it comes to seafood. the signature dishes here are Tandoori Pomfret, lady fish tandoori, various chicken kebabs. Also serves the best fish curry and crab curry in town. Oyesters and clam are served the way you need. The ambiance is as amazing and beautiful as the food they serve.
Hotel Malvan Kinara, Dadar:
Known for its mouth watering mutton masala this place has been attracting people from all over Mumbai for this delicious dish. All their dishes consists of a secret masala which is a blend of 5 different chillies and various other spices but all the dishes have a different taste and aroma. Not only Mutton masala but Kolambi Bhaat( Prawn rice) is a unique dish served here. As mentioned earlier the ambiance doesnt matter much but the food does. A must visit restaurant to seduce your tastebuds.
A small restaurant located in Mahim famous for its Vegetarian Malvani dishes. People from all over Mumbai come to this restaurant to have delicious and spicy Malvan food. A few of the most preferred dishes here are Matar ussal, Kaju ussal and malvani amti. The joint is pretty much spacious with enough of space to stretch out and a must visit for all the vegetarian foodies out there.